Stop the rot

This must be the ultimate: Home Affairs delegitimising a perfectly legitimate South African.

This must be the ultimate: Home Affairs delegitimising a perfectly legitimate South African.

We have published countless stories of how this department has dehumanised people.

A frustrated young man, Tebelo Mothibedi, once had to threaten an official with a toy gun because he could not get an ID book years after he had applied for it.

Yesterday, we reported how 20-year-old Mandisa Mthembu of Soweto had been told she was not South African. She and her twin sister were adopted by a South African when they were a year-old.

For the umpteenth time we plead with government: clean up this rotted department.

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